Supply chain software company RedPrairie says that its Collaborative Forecasting tool—which allows point of sale (POS) data to flow from retailers to distribution centers (DCs) and back to suppliers – has been adopted by both a major retailer and a large food manufacturer.
Business Computing World
Yet a funny thing happened in large enterprises as a result of that ‘bullet.’ While at first they did it just to check off the ‘compliance’ box on their list of tasks, in time they found that they were operating more efficiently, lowering their costs, driving innovation and becoming much more agile. The focus in GRC shifted from the ‘C’ to the ‘G’ and the ‘R’. And as SMEs stood on the sidelines and watched, suddenly the idea of following a GRC regimen started looking more attractive.
SIM and CompTIA
More than half of nearly 250 CIOs, CTOs and IT executives surveyed by the Society for Information Management (SIM) said their top business concern in 2009 is business productivity and cost reduction. About one-third of respondents noted IT and business alignment as a concern, followed by close to one-fourth who indicated they were concerned with business agility and speed to market.
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Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR), formerly known as “Tips and Leads,” has drawn the attention of large police agencies across the country because of its ability to capture, categorize and catalogue important data for analysis of specific patterns of criminal activity—as it occurs and during its planning stages.
“The purpose of the demonstration is to show that an Oracle customer can run the suite in a cloud setting, whether a private cloud on premises or in an external public cloud, and still manage them through the Univa's UniPortal and Reliance software. "We can watch the infrastructure or the applications. We can manage service level agreements," without being in the same locations as the applications, said Gary Tyreman, VP of products and alliances.